Focus on Language 2018 Conference

International Conference

Focus on Language:

Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching In Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices

International Conference


Changes which have been taking place in political, technological, social and economic realities since the early 21st century has led to more relationships between people of different nations. The educational changes which result from different policy decisions situated in diverse settings have also had an impact on Language Learning and Language Teaching, therefore, there is a need to focus on Languages and provide an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research results between aspiring academics, teachers, and well-known researchers. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. Focus on Language Conference 2018 will be a great opportunity to meet experts in varied areas Language Learning and Language Teaching.

Call for Papers

The heart of peace and global education is enabling young people to participate in shaping a better, shared future for the world. Peace and global education emphasize the unity and interdependence of human society, developing a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity, affirmation of social justice and human rights, as well as building peace and actions for a sustainable future in different times and places.

Through language education, we might promote positive values and assist students to take responsibility for their actions in order to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Therefore the theme of Focus on Language 2018 Conference: Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives who are interested in the exploration and exchange of theory, research findings, experience and perspectives in language teaching, language learning in the context of Peace and Global Education.

Centered around topics in SLA and ELT, the conference will focus mainly on:

· ELT Methodology and classroom applications

· Foreign Language Teacher Education

· SLA / ELT focused theories and research (productive and receptive skills, linguistic and communicative competences, code-switching, classroom interaction analysis, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development)

· ICT in Language Teaching

· Psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT (attitudinal patterns, motivation, individual learner differences, learning strategies, learner autonomy)

· Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) + Content and Language Integrated Learning in German (CLILiG)

· Multilingualism/bilingualism

· Sociolinguistic theories and research (quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of language, ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the study of language; language contact)

· Socio-cultural considerations (intercultural competence development, multiculturalism in theory and practice, ethnic/language minority classrooms)

· Peace Education: the concept, principles, and practices around the world

· Peace Education in Teacher Education Programs

· Learning Peace: Progressive Impacts of Peace Education

· Implementation of Global Education

· International and intercultural awareness in Global Education

· Cross-linguistic influences

· Discourse analysis

· Translation and interpreting

· Educational language policies

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Applied Linguistics, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages, Peace, and Global Education. Proposals for original and previously unpublished papers (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions) or workshops (45 minutes) reporting on research related to the theme of the conference, or posters regarding the issues are welcome for presentation at the conference.

 Plenary Spreakers

·  Jean-Marc DewaeleProfessor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism

Birbeck, University of London, UK

·  Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor of Language and Literacy Education

The University of Melbourne, Australia

·   Oliver Meyer, Professor of English Didactics

Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany

·   Angela Vaupel, PhD

St Mary’s University College, QUB, Northern Ireland

Conference Organisers

Prof. dr. Olivier Mentz (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Germany)

Katarzyna Papaja, Ph.D. (Tischner European University in Krakow, Poland)


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pdf Post-Ustroń CLIL_CLILiG 2018 519 KB
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